stay of execution

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Noun1.stay of execution - an order whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period of time
stay - a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; "the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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'The stay of execution for the sentence is allowed and the conditions set before this are to remain,' he was quoted saying by national news agency during an application hearing filed by Wan Ji's lawyers.
SH, Doha Answer: According to Article 79 of the penal laws, upon issuing a judgment of a fine or imprisonment for a period of no more than one year, a judge may order a stay of execution if considering the accused's conduct, past circumstances of offence or age there is reason to believe that he shall not commit another offence.
SC 118/2019, against the order of stay of execution granted by the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division, has been struck out by the Supreme Court.
A three-judge panel wrote that it appeared Alabama might be in violation of the Establishment Clause of the US Constitution's First Amendment, which deals with religious rights.The state on Wednesday appealed the stay of execution.
There is, however, no stay of execution for the RBS branches at Bridge of Allan and Dunblane, both of which are due to close this month.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted the upcoming execution of Clifton Williams on Tuesday - the court's first stay of execution this year.
However, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, the only authority with power to commute a death sentence in Georgia, granted Butts a 90-day stay of execution Wednesday, before reversing the decision Thursday afternoon.
Eric Greifens granted a stay of execution hours before death row inmate Marcellus Williams was to be executed on Aug.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A court has issued a stay of execution for a recent attempt by the yzmir Provincial Directorate of Health to shut down a BaE-kent University clinic based on a circular released by Turkey's Higher Education Board (YEuK).
The State Council's administrative court has issued a 'stay of execution of law' judgement regarding the maximum wage for employees of the banks Banque du Caire, the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), and the United Bank.
However, unless a stay of execution is granted, Shoaib Sarwar who was convicted of murder following a trial process which saw a number of irregularities will be hanged tomorrow (Tuesday 3 February).